Film festivals are important drivers of film cultures in the regions and in the country. They encourage diversity and for more voices, old and new, to be heard. For the past decade, there has been a surge of local festivals and activities offered to the public. This would lead to a more inclusive appreciation and access to local and alternative content.

The Festival Partnership Program (FPP) provides support and assistance to established local festivals which continue to enrich and diversify the Philippines’ film culture.


The Film Festival must be organized by SEC-registered organizations or institutions and government agencies organizing established film festivals.

The Film Festival must be registered under FDCP National Registry for Events and Festivals. Click here

  • FDCP Ratings and Permits. For official film titles of the festival that will be screened publicly in commercial theaters or public spaces.

  • Optical Media Board (OMB) CLearance. FDCP can facilitate the import/export clearance of local/ international film titles needed for the conduct of the festival.

  • Use of FDCP Cinematheques or online platforms. For festivals that may need venues for screenings, workshops, or other qualified purposes.

  • FDCP-organized educational component which may be in the form of film workshops, film talks, and fora that may be attached to the festival.

  • FDCP-organized reception or networking event 

  • Copy of FDCP National Registry Certificate of Registration (for Film Festivals)
  • Accomplished FPP Form 1 (Application Form)
  • Formal letter of request addressed to the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of FDCP
  • Festival Profile and Work Plan
  • Clearance form from previous FDCP partnership/s (if applicable)

FDCP will accept applications filed at the latest three (3) months before the first day of the festival. 

  • Submission of Requirements. The Festival Director or officer-in-charge should submit the corresponding requirements to FDCP within the given timeframe.

  • Technical Committee Evaluation. The FDCP Technical Committee will evaluate the request. During the evaluation process, the committee may require further details if deemed necessary. The committee will decide on what forms of support the FDCP may extend to proponents. Otherwise, the request will be disapproved.

  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Upon approval of the application, the proponent must commit to comply with all post-program requirements to receive financial assistance. The proponent must also further commit to rendering a return service as part of his compliance with the program.

***The process may take 7-14 working days from the time of submission of COMPLETE requirements. ***


For inquiries and further clarifications, FDCP may be contacted through:

Distributions Division
[email protected]

Film Development Council of the Philippines
855 T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila City
(02) 8 256-9908 loc 131